European Society

Course Number: 
180
Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Location: 
2251 College 101
Instructor: 
Brandes, S
Units: 
4
Time: 
Tu Th 9:30 - 11
CCN: 
32762

This course focuses on the social anthropology of southern Europe, with an emphasis on Spain and Portugal, but also includes substantial material on France, Italy, and Greece.  The curriculum incorporates literature from both urban and rural settings, and covers economics, politics, and demography (marriage, mortality, migration), as well as food, folklore, and expressive culture.

The current refugee crisis in southern Europe, as well as religious and ethnic diversity in the Mediterranean region, also comes under discussion.  Historical perspectives pervade the course throughout.  Lectures are supplemented by analyses of still images and film.  The course can be used to satisfy the area requirement for the anthropology major, but can be taken without prerequisites.

Texts: 

 

Pilgrim Stories: On and Off the Road to Santiago, Journeys Along an Ancient Way in Modern Spain Frey, N L 978-0520217515 California
Women of the Praia Cole, S C 978-0691028620 Princeton
Secrets from the Greek Kitchen: Cooking, Skill, and Everyday Life on an Aegean Island  Sutton, D E 978-0520280557 California